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Comedy Central

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Native New Yorker Hari Kondabolu: Not a Political Comic

    Between growing up in Queens and currently residing in Brooklyn, comedian Hari Kondabolu has appeared on Letterman, Conan, and NPR. With brother Ashok (Das Racist rapper Dapwell) he created the Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast and fills in for Night Train host Wyatt Cenac when the latter finds hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in New York This Week, 9/17 - 9/23

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we have special ed improvs, sexual Mazel Tovs, a talent show, anniversary blow, liberal lions, albino sirens, and the powerful energy of Macaulay Culkin. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Kurt Metzger Talks Emmy Nominations, Jim Norton, and Amy Schumer

    Chappelle's Show vet and Comedy Cellar regular Kurt Metzger says he's done courting the ire of bloggers who feign outrage in the service of page counts: "If you like it, good, and otherwise don't even watch it. I don't need to break it down any more than that." At the final party of Montreal's Just ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 14, 2014

    JUICY DETAILS

    Laugh about city life with these comedians

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Nick DiPaolo: "I'd Like to See More People Cutting Loose and Taking Risks"

    For more than 25 years, Nick DiPaolo has battled it out in the comedy trenches alongside peers Louis C.K., Colin Quinn, and the late Patrice O'Neal. The Boston native has also waged a few personal wars of his own--mainly those against political correctness and complacency. Headlining Caroline's on B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Hannibal Buress: "Bombing Can Be Good"

    By Julie Seabaugh In his second special, Hannibal Buress: Live in Chicago, the laid-back comic relates the story of throwing a bachelor party in New Orleans. "One of my friends said, 'Hannibal, you should hire a second line band to follow you through the streets,'" he recalls. "Basically in New Orl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Independent Comedy This Week, 2/26 - 3/4

    What's that? A beehive? No! It's Oscar buzz. The west coast is gearing up for its annual backslapathon, with all the glamour and glitz the Tinseltown dream factory can possibly secrete, spread over a week of hype. By all means enjoy it, but don't forget that 90% of the Academy crowd started right he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Indie and Alt Comedy this Week, 1/8 - 1/14

    Live comedy is a talky genre, but this week's Cheap Laughs features an unusually chatty bunch of shows. The NYC PodFest takes over the Lower East Side this weekend, bringing you the best audio over-sharers in the city. Lewis Black (a.k.a. the Picasso of Ranting) and Radiolab's storyteller-in-chief J ... More >>

  • Film

    January 1, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Indie and Alt Comedy This Week, 12/18 - 12/

    Consider the phrase "ho ho ho." It denotes festive laughter, but how much will you really laugh this holiday season, given what you're about to endure? Crappy gifts, airports, family racists, "a very special Christmas episode" of every awful show, eggnog, criminal knitware, relatives who just found ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    New York Comedy Festival Weekend Wrap Up

    This weekend the tenth annual New York Comedy Festival spread across the city to bring good cheer -- dozens of A-list comedians at the top of their game spread out across the 212 in clubs big and small. Here now, a wrap up of what went down. See also: LIVE REVIEW - Jay Pharoah at Caroline's on Bro ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 30, 2013

    THE JOKE SQUAD

    The funniest stars 
are all here

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Indie and Alt Comedy This Week

    Don't say we never spoil you. This week we have a comedy show entirely based around Saved By the Bell, a deaf stand-up set relayed through ASL, and the comic cream of England's Cambridge University swinging through town with deeply intellectual dick jokes. Combine that with our usual selection of ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Indie and Alt Comedy This Week

    Labor Day is just a week away. It's your last chance to see comedians work dirtier, push envelopes harder, and tell industrial quantities of Ben Affleck/Batman jokes before "real life" resumes. Here are our picks for the best of the bunch. See also: Comedian Kurt Braunohler Misses You All the Time, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 5, 2013

    LAUGH LINES

    Tweet about Rob Delaney’s show at Carolines

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    These New Teen Pregnancy Ads On The Subway Are Something Else

    Only Nick Kroll's pet surgery faux ad for Comedy Central's "The Kroll Show" has this beat. Today, ads in the same vein as the one seen on the right will pop up on subways everywhere. Their main theme: 50 percent of teenagers do not really understand the seriousness of pregnancy at such an early age ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    In Honor Of National Donut Day, The Trollgaze Index Sizes Up Krispy Kreme (The Rapper, That Is)

    Yesterday the Alabama rapper Krispy Kreme—think a 21-year-old Paul Wall lookalike who sounds like a Yelawolf impersonator whose tricks are performing with a mouth full of marbles and rhyming "back" with "back," streamed over a super-slow Internet connection"—released the song "Best Frien ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 28, 2011

    THE RAPTURE

    Charlie Brown predicts the end is near

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    May The Holidays Bring....

    ​*A toast to Marcus Bachmann: "Bottoms up!" *Lindsay Lohan living behind bars instead of dancing on top of them. *Mothers who keep tiaras off their toddlers.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Q&A: Workaholics Director Kyle Newacheck On Setting His Comedy Central Show At The Gathering Of The Juggalos

    Workaholics last week Last week's episode of Comedy Central's Wednesday-night Workaholics, a first-season show about recent graduates fumbling through a post-college reality as telemarketers, took place at the Gathering of the Juggalos. From the attention to detail, it was clear creators did their ... More >>

  • Music

    March 30, 2011

    Why Wiz Khalifa Isn't Snoop Dogg

    A big man on campus, with a mainstream profile, but the music is another matter

  • Voice Choices

    November 10, 2010

    POSITIVELY CRAZY

    Seven steps to a new, ridiculous you

  • Theater

    September 1, 2010

    Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party Queries U.S. History

    Part One of a two-part article about homosexual identity

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Emmy Nominations Announced; HBO Maintains Primetime Stranglehold

    We will never own one of these. ​Whee, the 62nd Annual (Primetime!) Emmys have been announced. There aren't that many surprises: As usual, HBO rocks, as does Mad Men, True Blood, 30 Rock, Glee, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tina Fey. Losties may get another chance to see the objects of their affect ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 15, 2010

    IS THIS A JOKE?

    Comedy actors finally score a film break!

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Times Square Bomb Update, with Surveillance Video of Suspect

    ​ The NYPD continues to investigate the failed car bomb found in Times Square on Saturday evening. They have released surveillance video of a "person of interest," a white man in his 40s seen near the bomb scene removing his shirt.

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2010

    "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day!" Coming Soon to an Internet Near You

    ​Earlier this week, everyone's favorite eternal teenage antagonists, South Park, spat in the face of Islamic religious law by depicting the Prophet Muhammad... in a bear costume. Comedy Central went weak and censored the episode with bleeps and image blocks after threats from a Muslim group callin ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 23, 2010

    BROOKLYN RULES

    Help make this summer awesome

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    See Melissa Rivers in Person

    ​This Thursday February 4 at 7 PM, Melissa Rivers will appear at the Columbus Circle Borders to sign copies of her book Red Carpet Ready: Secrets For Making The Most of Any Moment You're in the Spotlight. And Melissa should know, seeing as she's worked both sides of the carpet. Besides, the ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 27, 2009

    IT'S AZIZ TIME

    Everyone say, 'Raaaaaaaandy!'

  • Voice Choices

    October 6, 2009

    TUNE IN

    Catch an old-time radio show with Tunde Adebimpe

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Joan Rivers Loved Being Roasted

    ​I went to a party last night at Joan Rivers's three-floor East Side palace (Melissa has the lower floor), which is elegant and gorgeous and currently for sale. The bash was for Joan's TV Land show, How'd You Get So Rich?, but I also wanted to know about her already legendary Comedy Central r ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 25, 2009

    TOUGH GUY

    Rob Riggle finds humor in the Marines

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    I'm Gonna Be On Match Game Live!

    I just got a press release saying I'm a celebrity panelist on a live game show, so I guess it's really happening. In fact, I'm pulling together my best Brett Somers wig and Charles Nelson Reilly pants suit (or vice versa) as we speak! Here's the release:

  • Voice Choices

    March 11, 2009

    MATCHMAKER

    Fill in the blank, please

  • Voice Choices

    December 3, 2008

    BLACK HUMOR

    David Alan Grier takes on politics

  • Voice Choices

    November 19, 2008

    SO SEXY IT HURTS

    Deadpan stand-up, clean laughs at its best

  • Voice Choices

    October 22, 2008

    LAUGH AWAY YOUR 401(K)

    Find refuge in a few hours of certifiably funny stand-up

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    Voice Choice: Mike Birbiglia

    Comedian Mike Birbiglia loves to milk his underdog status for laughs as a 30-year-old stand-up (today’s his birthday!) who gets no respect (his routine includes the humiliating story of the time he was introduced as a “middle-tier” comedian at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City). But now that he’s ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 17, 2008

    Laugh In

    Comedy Central comes to Central Park

  • Voice Choices

    February 26, 2008

    COMEDY IS THE NEW BLACK

    Stand-up gets an experimental update

  • News

    May 29, 2007
  • Film

    February 13, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2004
  • NYC Life

    October 12, 2004

    Going, Going, Gone!

    Moby, Jay McInerney sold to the highest bidder; Interpol go undercover

  • News

    August 10, 2004
  • NYC Life

    November 11, 2003

    NY Mirror

    Arab comedians ask: Hey, does my bomb look big in this?

  • NYC Life

    April 29, 2003
  • Columns

    January 30, 2001
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